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Band of Brothers: Strength of Three

Thu, 05/30/2019 - 12:00am
The humid and muggy spring air blankets the Mixon brothers as they spend one of their last weeks together at the U.S. Military Academy. They take a quick break from parade rehearsals, cleaning their rooms and preparing for summer training to reminisce on their rare and fortunate situation of having three siblings attending one service academy simultaneously.

Army's self-directed Credentialing Assistance Program expands to Kentucky

Thu, 05/30/2019 - 12:00am
Sergeant Major of the Army, Daniel A. Dailey, wanted credentialing assistance to happen and the U.S. Army Human Resources Command Army Continuing Education System made it a reality. Self-Directed Credentialing Assistance has been added to the Army Credentialing Program. The voluntary program allows Soldiers to pursue civilian credentials, licenses, and certifications to enhance skills in an area outside their military occupational specialty or branch. Beginning Monday, June 3, limited user testing for CA will expand to Kentucky.

SMA: Boards to rank NCOs solely on merit

Thu, 05/30/2019 - 12:00am
More deserving Soldiers will be promoted sooner and fewer school seats should go vacant under the Army's new Enlisted Centralized Promotion Board process, said Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Dailey.

US, Croatian, Slovenian forces participate in logistics-focused exercise

Thu, 05/30/2019 - 12:00am
Slunj, Croatia -- Every year, thousands of European armed forces participate in multiple exercises with the U.S. to help improve interoperability and stability of the region.

Army considers leasing vacant space for companies to start projects

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 12:00am
The Army is interested in the possibility of leasing underutilized government facilities in an effort to help smaller companies start modernization projects, the Army's acquisition chief said last week.

Army project develops agile scouting robots

Tue, 05/28/2019 - 12:00am
In a research project for the U.S. Army, researchers at the University of California, Berkeley developed an agile robot, called Salto that looks like a Star Wars Imperial walker in miniature and may be able to aid in scouting and search-and-rescue operations.

Army turns to smart technology to defend against threats to installations

Tue, 05/28/2019 - 12:00am
As the variety and complexity of threats continue to increase, security at U.S. military installations has taken increased importance in the years since 9/11. The Army plans to use smart technology to help defend installations against threats in cyberspace and at post perimeters.

Combat Camera competition honors Soldier, focuses on Soldier skills

Tue, 05/28/2019 - 12:00am
Two teams of the Israel Defense Forces joined four U.S. teams of combat camera Soldiers for the 2019 Spc. Hilda I. Clayton Best Combat Camera Competition.

Oklahoma National Guard supports local communities following severe weather

Tue, 05/28/2019 - 12:00am
TULSA, Okla. - The Oklahoma Army National Guard has been mobilized to parts of Northeastern and Central Oklahoma in response to flood and tornado damage beginning May 23. More than 250 Oklahoma Army National Guard Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 160th Field Artillery Regiment; 120th Engineering Battalion and 1st Battalion, 279th Infantry Regiment, have conducted various disaster relief missions, including the inspection of flood walls along the Arkansas River; filling thousands of sandbags to be placed along fatigued levees; water pump set-up and the stabilization of the historic WWII submarine, the USS Batfish.

Drill Sergeants work on their Soldier skills to become more effective leaders

Tue, 05/28/2019 - 12:00am
The U.S. Army drill sergeant hat symbolizes excellence, making the wearer of the iconic Brown Round an image to emulate. However, drill sergeants don't just leave the Drill Sergeant Academy infused with a career's worth of knowledge. Like every other Soldier in the Army, they must continually train to stay proficient.

Class of 2019: "Class dismissed, next stop Army career"

Sun, 05/26/2019 - 12:00am
Saturday marked the conclusion of the 47-month journey at West Point for the 987 members of the Class of 2019 as they graduated from the academy and joined the Long Gray Line of West Point graduates.

Program builds positive military to military relationships

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 12:00am
The Cultural Understanding and Leadership Program (CULP), a part of Cadet Summer Training for U.S. Army Cadets, was designed to immerse Cadets in the culture of another country to understand the lifestyle of those who live there and work alongside that country's military. This year, the CULP office is maintaining the same important purpose of the program while changing the name -- Cadet Coalition Warfighter Program (CCWP).

Secretary of the Army takes on basic combat training during tour

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 12:00am
Some Fort Jackson Soldiers and trainees got a unique opportunity to meet and train with the Secretary of the Army Mark T. Esper May 21. Esper, a retired Pathfinder and Ranger qualified lieutenant colonel, didn't hesitate to join trainees during Basic Combat Training at Victory Tower during his tour.

Martin confirmed to serve as Army vice chief of staff

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 12:00am
Lt. Gen. Joseph Martin, a 1986 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and Director of the Army staff, was confirmed by the United States Senate to be the next Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army. Martin's confirmation includes a promotion to four-star general. He will succeed Gen. James McConville, who was confirmed to be Chief of Staff of the Army.

Driver unveils new race car honoring Soldier's memory, Family

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 12:00am
NASCAR driver Ryan Newman figured that out when he spent the day with paratroopers from the Army's 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, N.C. The visit came ahead of the Memorial Day weekend Coca-Cola 600 race, where Newman will be representing the Army as part of the event's salute to military heroes.

Remembering those who sacrificed for America

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 12:00am
When Jane Horton hears someone say "Happy Memorial Day," it makes every one of her nerves stand on end. "That's not what the day is about," the Defense Department's senior advisor for Gold Star and surviving family members matters.

Gen McConville confirmed as next chief of staff, 'people' to be his top priority

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 12:00am
The No. 1 priority for the next Army chief of staff will be people, whom Gen. James C. McConville says are the Army's greatest strength.

South Korean exercises being revised amid peace talks

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 12:00am
As diplomacy efforts work to denuclearize North Korea, military exercises in the south are continuing on a smaller scale to maintain readiness, said Gen. Robert Abrams.

From Amish to Army: The story of one Soldier's challenging journey

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 12:00am
The transition from civilian to Soldier can be a culture shock, but for one new Soldier, the challenge of adapting to a new culture is far from a unique experience.

Officer learns of cancer after blood donation visit

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 12:00am
What began as a simple act -- donating blood to help save lives of other military service members and their families -- ended up saving the life of a U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Bavaria commissioned officer. Earlier this year, then 1st Lt. Eric S. Anderson Sr., executive officer for the U.S. Army Health Clinic Hohenfels, attended a blood drive, run by the Armed Services Blood Program -- Europe. Anderson was there to donate blood, something he had done several times in the past. It was at this blood drive Anderson's life would forever change.